Regenerable active polyelectrolyte nanofiltration membranes for water reuse and metal/acid recovery

LbLBRANE is an EU-funded research project. It aspires to carry on membrane technology for water treatment while tackling a common problem of membrane separation systems : membrane fouling. The whole approach is based on the concept of layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition of polyelectrolytes on membrane surfaces. LbL technology will be applied to develop a versatile and generic procedure for the fast fabrication of low-cost, stable, and chemical-resistant polyelectrolyte membranes.

The research team will identify optimum criteria and conditions for generating polyelectrolyte multi-layers atop membranes. Elucidating the physiochemical properties of the membrane and the transport properties, mechanics at the nano-scale will be key to understanding the filtration and retention behaviour at macro-scale. To this end LbLBRANE has assembled a consortium of high level industrial partners and experienced research institutes from various scientific and technological areas.

LbLBRANE receives funding from the European Comission within the 7th Framework Programme under Grant Agreement no. 281047

LbLBRANE project ended on January 31, 2015

Posted: 17.03.2015 at 10:52

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